Our Board is comprised of nine directors elected from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership. A specialist director is also appointed to provide additional guidance in the areas of finance and corporate governance. Our Staff Executive team is comprised of a Chief Executive Officer; Principal Legal Officer; and Chief Financial Officer who look to our Board of Directors for strategic direction and advice.



Kenny Georgetown

CEO of an Indigenous Organisation for 17 years, active member of the community, serving on a number of boards, Diploma in Community Services Co-ordination, Certificate IV in Business (Governance). Winner of the Colin Collins Award for Participatory Processes, Community Spirit and Volunteering in the Community.







CharleneBerndtCharlene Berndt
Vice Chairperson

Experience in Government processes and active member of the community.

Graduate Certificate – Business Management and Certificate IV – Business Administration.







Gary Lui

Previous experience as a practicing solicitor, substantial experience with native title law and practice & policy work and advocate for Indigenous management of sea country.

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), Bachelor of Law, Accredited PRINCE2 Project Manager and Certificate IV in Assessment and Training.






Cyril Seden

Diploma&Cert.IVin Indigenous Community Welfare.
Diploma&CertificateIV in Child Safety.
CertificateIV in Cognitive Skills. (Counselling)
CertificateIV–Trainthe Trainer.
Qualified Fitter and Turner





JohnFarrenJohn Farren
Specialist Director

Juris Doctor – UQ
Bachelor of Commerce (IR and HRM) – Griffith University
Graduate Diploma Professional Legal Education and Training – UQ
Legal Practitioner of Supreme Court of Queensland
High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners
Board Member –  National Board of Management of the Salvation Army’s Employment Plus




GrahmaPattellGraham Pattel

Youth Worker – Cleveland Detention Centre, Chair of Townsville Community Justice Group and active member of the community.

Diploma of Community Management.






Chris RoganChristopher Rogan
Specialist Director

Executive MBA – Australian Graduate School of Management
Graduate Diploma (Business Administration)
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
PRINCE2 Foundation certification
MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) – Practitioner certification
Associate Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
Member, Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)


Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers
20+years’ experience in commercial roles
11 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and New Zealand.


LeonYeatmanLeon Yeatman

CEO Mapoon Shire Council, State Winner of AIM Management Excellence – Rural and Remote Category, 15+ years senior management experience and active member of the community.

Bachelor of Arts, Certificate IV in Local Government Administration, Certificate in Executive Management – Queensland Local Government.